Jimmy Kimmel, the host of the late-night comedic talk show on ABC, is among the celebrities who allowed fans a glimpse of his home when the coronavirus pandemic triggered stay-at-home orders. He hosted Jimmy Kimmel Live for months from his house in southern California.
But as the host of the 72nd Emmy Awards, Kimmel is getting out of the house. He’s going live from a nearly-empty Staples Center while the nominees broadcast from their homes. The show begins tonight at 8 p.m.
Here’s what you need to know about where Kimmel and his family call home:
Jimmy Kimmel & His Family Live In a Private Area of the Hollywood Hills
Jimmy Kimmel appears to have purchased his current home using a trust because his name does not appear in a search of online records. But his wife, Molly McNearney, is connected to an address along Marmont Avenue in the Hollywood Hills in Los Angeles County, California.
According to Realtor.com, the house has approximately 4,809 square feet, five bedrooms and five bathrooms.
The purchase price in 2008 was $6 million and the house now has an estimated value of more than $9.4 million. The property has a pool and does not appear to be visible from the street.
In 2017, actress Dakota Johnson moved into the neighborhood and the Observer noted her home was located “just above the Chateau Marmont.” The article added that Johnson’s neighbors included Kimmel and that his home was located a few doors away.
John Krasinski & Emily Blunt Used to Live Across the Street From Jimmy Kimmel
The Kimmels’ former neighbors were actors John Krasinski and Emily Blunt. The two families lived directly across the street from each other, according to Mansion Global. Krasinski and Kimmel enjoyed playing pranks on each other, a tradition they discussed on Jimmy Kimmel Live. For example, Kimmel gift-wrapped Krasinski and Blunt’s entire house one year.
Krasinski and Blunt bought the house for $1.587 million in 2009, according to Trulia. But after deciding to relocate to the east coast, they put the house on the market for $8 million. They eventually sold it to Kendall Jenner for $6.5 million in 2016, the Los Angeles Times reported. The Hollywood Hills house was also listed on the website Luxury Homes Los Angeles: “1650 Marmont Ave: Former home of John Krasinski and Emily Blunt.”
Kimmel had Jenner on his late-night show after she became his new neighbor. She ribbed Kimmel for not inviting her over yet. “I heard you’re a chef, and I want you to make some food for me. I’m really offended you haven’t invited me over yet for a welcome to the block kind of thing,” Jenner joked.
During the interview, Kimmel admitted that “neighbors were up in arms” when Jenner moved in because they were worried about stalkers coming around Jenner’s home. Kimmel promised to come to her rescue if anything were to happen. “I’m the captain of the neighborhood watch! Don’t worry, I’ll shuffle down in my underpants and take care of whatever is going on.”
But Jenner didn’t stay in the house for very long. She sold it for $6.85 million about one year after buying it.
Jimmy Kimmel Sold Another Hollywood Hills House In 2014
Jimmy Kimmel used to own another Hollywood Hills home that the Los Angeles Times described as “vintage” and “Hollywood Regency-style.” The 3,600 square foot house was originally built in 1947. The Hollywood Sign and the Griffith Observatory are visible from the property.
According to Variety, Kimmel bought the property in 2002 for $925,000 and lived in it with former girlfriend Sarah Silverman. But after buying his current home, he held onto this property and rented it out for a few years. Kimmel eventually sold it in 2014 for more than $2.1 million.